Homer Features

  • In midwinter when Homer seems gray and gloomy, the prospect of fresh vegetables at the Homer Farmers Market can’t come soon enough. Two growers experimenting with aquaponics, the merger of aquaculture with hydroponic gardening, have introduced into local markets something that might seem unimagina...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 2:55pm
  • The Betster always finds the Lower 48 response to a big East Coast blizzard amusing. If a winter storm that in Alaska we’d call “a minor irritation” threatens the Northeast, people go into full-on snowpocalypse mode. Well, some people. The Betster knows most seasoned New Englanders react like ...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 2:26pm
  • Artists working in the media of choreography, crafts, folk and traditional arts, literary arts/scriptworks, and performance art can apply until March 1 for Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Awards. These $7,500-$18,000 grant awards go directly to artists to support activities that advance creati...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 1:00pm
  • Chugach Arts Council in Seward invites artists and arts groups to join in “Art With a Heart” art events to benefit animal welfare organizations. From now until Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, artists and writers are invited to submit work relating to animals to be published in a book that will be av...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 1:00pm
  • For the second year in a row, Homer author Tom Kizzia’s book, “Pilgrim’s Wilderness,” has topped the Homer Bookstore’s annual Best Seller list. Kizzia also is the Homer Bookstore’s all-time best selling author. The list is compiled from computer sales figures from books sold in 2014 at t...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 1:00pm
  • “Fahrenheit 451 – The temperature at which book paper catches fire and burns…”  On Friday night a crowd of people gathered at the end of the library parking lot. As pallets were added to a glowing fire the wind scattered sparks and shouts as marshmallows were drawn back from th...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:56pm
  • Gov. Bill Walker’s office has released the report from his fisheries transition team which sets out priorities, recommendations and possible barriers to success for Alaska fisheries. The document is concise and well organized, with careful thought to possible actions to achieve success, barriers t...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:04pm
  • If you looked up in the sky lately and can see past the downtown light pollution, you might have noticed a big fuzzy dot near the constellation Orion. That would be Comet Lovejoy, a comet discovered last fall by Terry Lovejoy. Find a comet and you get it named after you. It’s the fifth comet that ...

    Thu, 01/22/2015 - 12:08pm
  • The Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival Committee seeks artists to paint Alaska birds on 6-inch-by-6-inch canvases as a fundraiser for the Shorebird Conservation and Education Fund and to offset costs of bringing world class speakers to the festival.  The canvases are free and can be picked up at t...

    Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:06am
  • Homer ceramic artist Ahna Iredale offers a six-week pottery class at her studio, Rarebird Pottery. Classes are three hours long on Tuesday and Thursday in the daytime or evening and begin Feb. 3. The class will include throwing on the wheel and handbuilding. Instruction is geared toward all skill le...

    Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:06am

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